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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Outdoor Living

Water Featrures

Retaining Walls

Patios, Walkways and Driveways

Natural Stone Masonry Features

Decks, Harbors, and Fences

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OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor living spaces are extremely popular and are excellent for entertaining or for

simply relaxing in your backyard and enjoying your own private oasis. Outdoor living

spaces are usually defined as kitchen or entertainment spaces that can include a variety

of different elements.

The options are almost endless when it comes to outdoor living spaces. Often we are

asked to incorporate both decorative and functional elements to create a space that is

perfect for family BBQ’s, entertaining guests or even business meetings.

As a discerning homeowner, you value a good quality dependable grill and other

appliances, elegant gas fireplaces, quality lighting, open and inviting entertainment

spaces and outdoor recreation amenities, such as pools and tennis courts. Not only do

we provide expert construction services, we also have extensive experience planting

lush flora that will highlight your distinctive outdoor space with beautiful colours and

textures.

Grills are still the most popular appliance in any back yard and there are a number of

ways of incorporating convenient and attractive grills and cooking surfaces into your

outdoor living space. Our projects will also often include custom masonry cabinets with

tile, stone or concrete counters, wood fired brick or stone pizza ovens, fireplaces and

fire pits, natural gas heaters and other features. These are the things that will make

your patio the envy of your neighbours.

Check out our gallery of outdoor living spaces to see why the owners of luxury custom

homes are recommending The Cavalry for all landscape construction needs.

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WATER FEATURES

Every water feature we install is unique and custom suited to your property. Our water

features are low maintenance, automated and built to last. There are a variety of styles

and preferences we can design into your custom water feature, including:

• Waterfalls, streams

• Pond or pondless designs

• Koi habitiats

• Wetland ecosystem filtration

Underwater lighting (one of the greatest accessories you could ever add to your

feature)

Maintenance is important, and we want your pond to look great for years to come. Like

any pool or hot tub, any water feature needs TLC from time to time. We offer regular

pond cleaning and maintenance services, repairs, and also general improvements or

rebuilds if your current water feature is operating below expectations.

There is nothing more soothing or relaxing than the sound of a gentle waterfall or

fountain. Often our water features will include natural or custom stonework depending

on the individual tastes of the homeowner.

The Cavalry considers all elements when designing custom water features to ensure

that your landscape looks, feels and sounds like your own personal haven from the

hectic world outside your home.t

A water feature is sure to stand out in any landscape, see our gallery for examples of

custom water features created for the most discerning of clients.

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RETAINING WALLS

Only a certified master retaining wall installer like the Cavalry is able to design and

install a retention system that is both aesthetically pleasing and secure. The Cavalry

Construction Group has completed extensive training in all aspects of the design and

installation of retaining walls.

Our real-world experience includes:

• Residential land reclamation

• Residential landscape terracing

• Road construction

• New subdivisions and land development.

• Replacement of failing and aging timber retaining walls

• Working on job sites with extremely challenging terrain and difficult access

• Engineered retaining walls (Seismic requirements)

Note: Did you know that retaining walls over 1.2 meters (4 feet tall) will always require

Geotechnical Engineering, without exception? In some municipalities, even walls as low

as 0.9 meters (3 feet tall) can require engineering.

The installation of a retention system requires an experienced professional, by using a

less experienced or unknown contractor you run the risk of major damage.

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EARTHQUAKE TESTED

Our walls pass all tests and inspections, even when they come as a surprise. Our most

surprising experience was during the final inspection of a 20-foot tall, 400 foot long

retaining wall in Bothell, Washington, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake lasting 45 seconds

shook us, our wall, and the head engineer of Snohomish County.

We could actually see the road ripple and move in front of us. The wall was also moving

with the ground. The fact that the wall system is flexible to ground movement was

never more apparent or successfully demonstrated. Needless to say, a large earthquake

is a perfect test of the durability and quality of our installations.

The result: The wall remained intact, did not shift or settle in any way, and we passed

the inspection with flying colors (of course!).

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PATIOS, WALKWAYS & DRIVEWAYS

The Cavalry takes great pride in our paving stone installations. Patios, walkways and

driveways can be enhanced by the unlimited color, style and pattern options available

with paving stones.

Are you tired of watching concrete crack? Do you have weeds growing between your

paving stones? The Cavalry Construction Group offers the advantages of solid concrete

with the flexibility of paving stones, without the weeds or other concerns.

We guarantee our work to be the most durable of paving stone installations. Any

concrete, asphalt, or paving stone installation will move with the natural settlement

of the ground by disruption by tree roots. In 10 years, instead of replacing a cracked

driveway, or attempting to patch concrete that usually results in obvious and ugly

scars, we will be able to lift and reset the original surface. Repairing any issue without a

significant change in the appearance of the area.

ADVANTAGES OF PAVING STONES

In addition to the limitless colour and texture combinations available, pavers can

be used from the moment the installation is complete. No need to wait for curing or

cooling. In addition, pavers provide firm non-slip footing even on pool decks or steep

driveways.

The main advantage of pavers is that any future alterations, additions or repairs can

be done in small sections, instead of having to re-do an entire concrete surface. Paving

stones are advantageous when installed correctly, be sure to use an experienced

contractor like The Cavalry when considering a paving stone installation or upgrade.

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NATURAL STONE & MASONRY FEATURES

There is something rustic and unique about natural stone that makes it a favourite for

luxury custom homes. Natural stone and masonry features are one-of-a-kind and can

be incorporated into many areas of your property.

In addition to patios, stairs and walls, we are relied upon to think creatively with our

stone features. We enjoy the challenge of creating something from nothing, and employ

experienced masons and stoneworkers to ensure that our designs are both aesthetically

appealing and useful.

Natural stone is useful for enhancing your garden by providing elevations and contours.

It is also low maintenance and provides natural character that is unavailable in other

building materials.

Masonry features are extremely versatile and can be molded into almost any shape

and design. When considering masonry features, it is critically important that you use

an experienced and knowledgeable contractor. The climate in B.C. can be damaging to

some masonry features if they are not built with longevity in mind.

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DECKS, ARBORS & FENCES

Looking for an attractive arbor to compliment your landscape? Or perhaps you would

like to maintain the privacy and serenity of your garden with a privacy screen or fence?

The Cavalry has extensive experience in the construction of elegant custom fences,

arbors and pergolas; along with the design and installation of sturdy and finely finished

hardwood, composite and cedar decks. We also engineer and install glass topped

pergolas to protect you and your patio furnishings as you use them year-round.

We have extensive experience with both simple and elaborate designs. One thing

remains constant with all of our woodwork; we build strong, straight and solid features

that will never blow over in a windstorm. If you want the job done right the first time, it

is important to call in The Cavalry!

All too often we see decks and fences that were built by amateurs and are not only

falling apart, but present a real danger to the home owners. Safety and longevity is

paramount in all of our projects.

Our design and construction experts specialize in the harmonization of wood, stone,

water and organic features for a perfect blend of style and sophistication. After all, your

landscape doesn’t end with your deck or patio – It starts with it. Your deck or patio is

the vantage point from which you view your landscape.

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